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Rock Garden by Kazuhiro Yamanaka is Modern and Austere

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: pallucco and design-milk
Despite the simple lines and shapes of the Rock Garden light fixtures, they are completely captivating. As its name suggests, it is inspired by the austere beauty of a Japanese rock garden. A modern interpretation of such a traditional practice, the 'lampshades' mimic the sharp angles and clean silhouettes of the object they are named after.

The Rock Garden light fixtures were created by Tokyo-born, London-based industrial designer Kazuhiro Yamanaka for Italian furniture manufacturer Pallucco. Available in two sizes, the lamp is either made up of one pyramidal shape or, as in the larger version, three. The latter option allows people to arrange the 'rocks' on a rectangular frame in a configuration that pleases them, embodying the true essence of a rock garden.